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The Flipside: The Mindset of Unsuccessful Entrepreneurs

| June 16, 2011 | 2 Comments

In the previous post, we shared a list of mindsets of successful entrepreneurs. Today we’ll take a look at the flipside – the limiting beliefs and attitudes that keep entrepreneurs from creating the success they are capable of.

Unsuccessful entrepreneurs:

* Believe that good enough really is good enough. They believe that a dollar in revenue is better than no revenue at all.

* Feel embarrassed to toot their own horn and often downplays the complexity of their business.

* Employ marketing tactics only when business is slow. They are all about cutting corners, and when business is booming, marketing expenses seem unnecessary.

* Allow their personal low self-esteem to carry-over into their business leadership. Because of this, marketing, networking, public perception, and revenue take a hit.

* Think of customer service as an afterthought and take personal offense to most customer complaints.

* Are problem solvers only when it comes to menial issues, but crack under pressure when the hard times come knocking.

* Ignore their intuition and run to all the wrong people for advice before taking action.

* Take advantage of the slow times in their business to indulge in their personal life instead of working.

* May thrive under pressure, but it’s fear that keeps them going rather than optimism. This same fear can cause panicky, unwise decisions.

* Let their ideas lie dormant, waiting (procrastinating) until their business is bringing in more money.

* Stand their ground with an overly aggressive and threatening attitude. Their business mindset is out the window when they feel as if they are being taken advantage of.

Share: What are some of the limiting beliefs holding you back from being successful in your business?

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Tai Goodwin

Coach, Speaker & Brilliance Catalyst at Brand Your Own Brilliance
“You don't have to quit your day job!” That’s the message intuitive life and business coach Tai Goodwin delivers to coaches, consultants and authors ready for more impact and income in their service-based business. Clients and audiences alike sing Tai’s praises for her ability to insightfully deliver her unique brand of inspiration, instruction and motivation. Possessing an exceptional gift for balancing passion with practical action, Tai gives her audience exactly what they need to go from stuck to started to thriving.

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“You don't have to quit your day job!” That’s the message intuitive life and business coach Tai Goodwin delivers to coaches, consultants and authors ready for more impact and income in their service-based business. Clients and audiences alike sing Tai’s praises for her ability to insightfully deliver her unique brand of inspiration, instruction and motivation. Possessing an exceptional gift for balancing passion with practical action, Tai gives her audience exactly what they need to go from stuck to started to thriving.

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  1. cassea says:

    Having a negative attitude about everything and everyone!

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